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How organ and tissue donation saves lives
How organ and tissue donation saves lives
Organ donation saves lives, but many Canadians haven’t registered as a donor. Even though 4,300 people are on the organ transplant waiting list in Canada, only about 21 out of one million become organ…

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10 self-care tips for your overall wellness
10 self-care tips for your overall wellness
You know you should be doing more of it, but making time for self-care isn’t always easy. Luckily, small daily actions that are easy to maintain often do the most good. This leaves a lot of room for options, but…

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10 tips to stay healthy all summer long
10 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Summers across this country are delightful. You spend so long cooped up in winter that getting outside to soak up the sunshine and warm weather is a treat. It’s not hard to figure out how to take care of yourself…

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How can men improve their health?
How can men improve their health?
Canadian men live four years less than Canadian women on average. They’re also more likely to spend their final years in ill health. Despite this, men are more likely to visit the doctor…

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What are seasonal allergies and how do I manage them?
What are seasonal allergies and how do I manage them?
It’s officially spring. The days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener, and the trees are starting to bud. If you’re among the one in five Canadians who experience seasonal allergies, however, chances are that watery eyes, a…

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Why do I get more migraines in the winter?
Why do I get more migraines in the winter?
You expect certain things from winter — snow, shorter days, and cold temperatures. But if you have migraines, you might also anticipate an uptick in their frequency during the winter months. A certain…

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What is heart disease and how do you prevent it?
What is heart disease and how do you prevent it?
You’ve likely heard that heart disease is both a killer and preventable. But what exactly is heart disease? For a term that gets thrown around, it’s not always clear. Here’s everything you need to know about…

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How winter can affect your thyroid
How winter can affect your thyroid
It’s normal to change your behaviour during the winter months. Less daylight might have you craving more rest and holiday feasting can derail normal eating patterns. It’s not uncommon to put on a couple of pounds and find yourself sleeping…

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Is the “man cold” real?
Is the “man cold” real?
Everyone experiences cold and flu symptoms differently, but there’s something to be said about people who act or feel like they’ve been knocked out completely. You might have heard of – or been around…

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Triple-negative breast cancer
Triple-negative breast cancer
One in eight Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It’s the most common cancer in Canadian women after non-melanoma skin cancer. Breast cancer isn’t one homogeneous disease, however, and knowing which type…

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